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Definition of "excursionist" [ex•cur•sion•ist]

  • A person who goes on an excursion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "excursionist" in a sentence
  • "Worse than all, he finds himself confounded with a still lower class, known at Bar Harbor as "the tourist" -- elsewhere called the excursionist -- who comes by the hundred on the steamers in linen dusters, and is compelled by force of circumstances to "do""
  • "It is to the likes of constant Billy that Michael turns when he thinks that maybe his festival, his humanitarian dream of righteousness and virtue, is getting a little soft-shelled and modish, a bit too grand and deluxe, Glyndebourne on mild magic mushrooms, baby-boomer Butlins, an X and Y generation package holiday, an excuse for mere excursionist hijinks."
  • "From naturalism one had passed to domestic pyrography and the the excursionist kodak."